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#141 HadThomasVokounOnFortSt

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:11 PM

These playoffs have been largely anti-competitive. Not saying they are bad, but compared to the last 5 years or so where every series was a grind-out, balls to the wall competition, this year has been really, really dull, unless you are a fan of these teams, I guess.


I will go out and say ever since the first round, I found the playoffs boring. You could say "Oh the Red Wings lost in the 1st round blah blah blah". No, I just find the rest of the matchups rather boring and uninteresting to me.

Still.. Go Kings!
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

Toronto Star.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:26 PM

Toronto Star.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:31 PM

Why do people care so much about the ratings? I couldn't give less about it and guess what such a perfect execution by the Kings was fun in its own way. Yeah I know we are out but yo ugotta give credit where its due and the Kings so far deserve a lot of that save for Brown.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:11 PM

Ouch.


That's why the refs should have been instructed to allow the Rangers in the Final. (Like the NBA)

Hope the league is enjoying these ratings. Those "fans" in LA won't even know who Bettman is to boo him tomorrow night during the Cup presentation.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:15 PM

Ahhhhh, Uncle Gary, is this what you envisioned with parity? Nah, no one wants to see Detroit and Pit duke it out again....forget Chicago and Boston...Ya, go Coyotes! Go Panthers! Ya Kings! Go Mickey Mouse Club!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:05 PM

Rags deserved the cup this year. Outplayed either of these SCF teams for the entire season. And Original 6 teams winning the cup trend continues.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:07 AM

Here's hoping the Kings close it out.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:32 AM

From TSN:

Few NHL players have more experience in the Stanley Cup finals than Petr Sykora, and the New Jersey Devils might be ready to give him a chance.

Sykora expects to be in the lineup for Game 4 on Wednesday night after sitting out the first three games of the finals as a healthy scratch. The two-time NHL champion hasn't played since Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 19.
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The last name of the Devils' Head Coach is also an indication of how they've played so far.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:28 AM

Why do people care so much about the ratings? I couldn't give less about it and guess what such a perfect execution by the Kings was fun in its own way. Yeah I know we are out but yo ugotta give credit where its due and the Kings so far deserve a lot of that save for Brown.


Because ratings do generally indicate the quality of the playoffs for one. Even hockey fans aren't tuning in because they aren't interested. We need people to watch hockey to A) keep it on TV and B) keep enough revenue coming in to keep the NHL solvent.

It's not that hard. We don't care about other people accepting our sport, we just want to keep interest high enough to guarantee a high quality league.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:45 AM

I have really enjoyed the playoffs this year. Obviously, I am bummed about the Wings getting knocked out, but I have watched as many games as possible. Going to tune into the game tonight for sure. The ratings as a whole are dictated by the popularity of the teams. This happens in every sport. New Jersey doesn't have a huge following. The LA Kings are slightly better, but they haven't been relevant for years. I am not surprised at all by these ratings numbers.

Last year, you had Boston fans driving up the ratings.
The year before that Hawks, then the Pens, and the Wings.

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The strong hockey markets are the ones that drive viewership. The die hard hockey fans (like me) will tune in regardless.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:50 AM

It should all be over tonight. Come on Kings close it out
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

Because ratings do generally indicate the quality of the playoffs for one. Even hockey fans aren't tuning in because they aren't interested. We need people to watch hockey to A) keep it on TV and B) keep enough revenue coming in to keep the NHL solvent.

It's not that hard. We don't care about other people accepting our sport, we just want to keep interest high enough to guarantee a high quality league.

what??

So when the mentally fragile Canucks were having an epic meltdown in Boston last year, those games got higher ratings because the hockey was better? Or when the Sharks and Canucks were having a dive off in the conference finals, that was better hockey?

Los Angeles is not exactly a massive market for hockey and gets little national attention because of the games being on so late. The east coast bias is real. Even among Wings fans, who are pretty knowledgeable andwatch a lot of Western Conference hockey, how many have actually seen the Kings play before this playoff run? How many had seen how good Kopitar and Quick are or could even name more than 3 or 4 Kings players?

I'm sure the quality of hockey factors in some small way, but it has almost everything to do with the popularity of the teams involved.


Either way, I could care less about ratings. Here's hoping the the Kings finish it tonight!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:18 AM

It should all be over tonight. Come on Kings close it out


Yes, good luck to the Kings tonight. Embarass NJ and drive Parise this way. In fact, I'm sure MR. Illitch could arrange to have Red Bird II fully fueled and waiting for Zack at LAX.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:03 PM

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

Let's finish those damn Devils off.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

Screw the ratings. The Finals haven't exactly been the greatest hockey ever but LA play the game the right way, and deserve to win the Cup tonight. Gonna be nice to see Richards, Carter and Penner shove it in all the analysts faces who thought they were drunk cancers, or overweight wastes of skin in Penner's case. Plus as much as I like Brodeur, I want Parise to leave the Finals with a bad taste in his mouth to get him out of Jersey and into the Winged Wheel come July 1st.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:54 PM

Please end it tonight, so the real circus can begin! also it keeps the devils from tying us in SC's over the 17 years.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:38 PM

Go Kings Go!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:06 PM

Let's go Kings! Finish 'em on home ice!
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